Review: Friendly Fire by Megan Hart

Filed in Megan Hart , Review , The Geeky Lover Posted on March 22, 2011 @ 6:00 am 9 comments

Format read: ebook from the publisher through netgalley
Number of pages: 53 pages
Release Date: March 21st, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Carina Press

Book Blurb:

DEA Agent Kendall Frasier doesn’t want to see the man who shot and killed her partner. Zane Vincent wants to forget about the bust gone bad and the man he killed. When both officers arrive at the same tropical island for a department-regulated vacation, more heats up than just the sand and sun. Will they let their past prejudices keep them from giving in to their mutual attraction, or will Zane and Kendall both succumb to a little Friendly Fire?

My Thoughts:

I’m always a bit anxious when I pick up a short story because let’s be honest most of us have the prejudice that a short story can’t have the depth and complexity of a full novel but Megan Hart did it again and showed me that even her shorter work will grab me on the first page and leave me with a smile on my face at the end.

Kendell is a DEA agent and she finds herself on a “paradise” island. We all would squee with delight at such an opportunity but the reason for her stay deminishes her enthusiasm. Her partner got killed by one of her fellow agents  and the “murderer” is also on this island to find a way to find a way to live with the situation they are both faced  with. It doesn’t help that Kendall is very attracted to Zane, even though he is the reason for all her current problems.

The story itself sounds depressing and when I just look at it I would think “how convenient” and just shake my head. But while reading this story I was enthralled by the characters and their inner struggles. It always amazes me how much emotion can be found in one of Hart’s novels. She has a way to make her characters so complex and 3 dimensional even in such a short format.

Friendly Fire is a romantic and very emotional story but we also find some rather funny moments in it. It has exactly the humor I like, popculture innuendos that make me smile and all in all a very varied cast of sidecharacters. All in a bit over 50 pages.

And let’s not forget the romantic aspect. Kendall and Zane have  a hard and rocky road before they finally get to each other but believe me it was worth every second. There was one scene that made me all goey inside and always made me giggle- I really loved it.

Friendly Fire is funny, sexy and very emotional. It will show you about how deep and thoughtful a short story can be. Another keeper by Ms Hart- we all have to thank Carina Press for re-releasing this one. Highly recommended read for the short entertainment- it will leave you smiling and happy.

I give Friendly Fire 4 out of 5 bookies.

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About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • ChrisS March 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for the review. This looks like something I would like to read.

  • SusiSunshine March 22, 2011 at 6:26 am

    @ChrisS You won't regret it. It's great!

  • Estella March 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Sounds good!

  • heidenkind March 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    The cover alone leaves me smiling and happy. 😉

  • SusiSunshine March 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    @Estella Indeed =

    @heidenkind Me too, so happy it finally got a nice cover. The old Amber Quill was really really bad.

  • marybelle March 23, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I do have a concern over short stories. Am I just going to get involved for it to finish??

  • SusiSunshine March 23, 2011 at 1:47 am

    @marybelle I'm usually really not so fond of them either but I really enjoyed this one. And the end was really nice. I didn't regret reading it. Perhaps you should give it a chance. It's way more satisfying than I usually expect of a short. =)

  • Chelsea B. March 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Huh. Wow. I've never tried this author, but I think I will!

  • SusiSunshine March 24, 2011 at 3:48 am

    @Chelsea B. Ohhhh you have to read one of books. She's my biggest author crush and I adore her books. Hope you will like it!

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